Seattle summers are known for being beautiful.
In contrast to our dark and rainy winters, the sunny days seem extra warm and beautiful, and it seems as if the whole city is outside to enjoy the weather. However, Seattle summers have one problem: practically none of the homes here have air conditioning (we don't need it the other 9 months of the year!). Here are 5 things Seattleites without the luxury of air conditioning can relate to.
1. You can't be in your house during the day
I don't know about you, but sitting in a living room that is 85 degrees is not my idea of fun. It's just not worth it to be inside on hot days because it feels a bit like living in a sauna, so Seattleites tend to migrate outdoors for any sort of solace.
2. You have all of your fans on full blast at all times
All of your fans are strategically placed around the house in order to maintain some sort of air flow. Even if it's just moving the hot air around, it's better than nothing.
3. You have to perfectly time when to open the windows
They absolutely have to be open all night (with a fan in the window, of course), but as soon as it starts getting warm out you have to shut them to avoid letting all the hot air inside. It's a delicate system, but getting it right changes everything.
4. Swimming in the lakes saves your life
Seattle is full of cold lakes perfect for the hot days when you can't be inside. There's no better way to cool off than going for a swim.